Join us

We seek to a establish a diverse group of people and are looking for talented and motivated PhD students and PostDocs! Ideal candidates have a strong background in theoretical physics and related disciplines. The institute offers a number of programs for both PhD students and PostDocs. If you are interested in our work and would like to join our group, feel free to reach out by sending an email to ckurzthaler[at]pks.mpg(dot)de

The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.


PhD positions

We offer fully-funded PhD positions for 3 years, with the possibility to extend to 4 years. For your application, please send an inquiry attaching your CV to ckurzthaler[at]pks.mpg(dot)de and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent by your referees.

PostDoc positions

We have open PostDoc positions and we encourage interested applicants to reach out! Candidates are expected to hold or be about to complete a PhD degree in theoretical physics, biophysics, applied math or related fields and should have a strong track-record of research. Applications should be submitted via the Visitors Program of the MPI-PKS: